Friday, July 31, 2020

Gotham City Digest

(Wham, bam, thank you, mere mortal.)

    How embarrassing, to live under a right wing ideology over an 80 year-long life only to be killed by your biggest right wing hero and his policies.

    It seems the most dangerous job in America is being a Trump fan. Look at Herman Cain, who attended his Tulsa rally without a mask. What a legacy to leave behind: He died so he could watch Trump drink a glass of water with one hand and walk down a ramp.

     Your Karen o' the day.

    You know what the difference is between Universal Mail-In Voting & Absentee Voting? Nothing. This is a one man crime wave and a blithering fucking idiot, to boot.

     Pompous Maximus claims to have "fought on the East German border." That must have been right before the Bowling Green Massacre and the terrorist attack in Sweden. Brian Williams was one of his trench mates.

     Welp, there goes the last sputtering weapon Trump had at his disposal in his reelection campaign.

     So, Trump suddenly calls a press conference the exact moment Obama took the stage to deliver the eulogy at Rep. John Lewis' funeral and used the grieving relatives of murdered soldier Vanessa Guillen as an excuse to distract from Obama. Is it just me or is Trump getting more infantile as this summer stretches?

     “We may no longer have to guess the number of jelly beans in a jar in order to cast a ballot, but even as we sit here there are those in power who are doing their darndest to discourage people from voting by closing polling locations and targeting minorities and students with restricted I.D. laws and attacking our voting rights with surgical precision even undermining the postal service in the run-up to an election that’s going to be dependent on mail-in ballots so people don’t get sick.” Obama yesterday at John Lewis's funeral.

     Your Brad o' the day.

    Joe Biden's campaign took in $240,000,000 in the last quarter alone yet that was just 16% more than the Trump campaign. So, while Trump vacuumed up well over $200,000,000 between April and June, he STILL hasn't paid his bills from 2015-6.

    Susan Pompeo needed to go on a junket because it was “necessary to national security,” my sore ass.

     $270,000 for coffee reimbursements? Who'd you buy coffee for, Davey, fucking Sweden?

     The "controversial invocation" was delivered at a birthday for Nathan Bedford Forrest, the racist traitor who'd founded the KKK in Pulaski, TN in 1865. He may have resigned from the church but not his position as a state lawmaker.

     I can't recall another time in my life when even one state governor called the president "'insane" and that "he's losing his mind". But the Governor of Rhode Island went there yesterday.

    "Most troubling of all, perhaps, was a sentiment the expert said a member of Kushner’s team expressed: that because the virus had hit blue states hardest, a national plan was unnecessary and would not make sense politically."

     Meme intermission.

     I think the only thing that will save us from villainy is the fact that today's villains are a lot stupider than their historical predecessors. To wit: Getting bagged receiving dirt from a foreign country on someone of another party because of a DHL shipping label. Yes, there was a paper and electronic trail leading right back to Devin Nunes' rat's nest

    Keep in mind, this goes back to 2010 and let's not forget who was president in 2010. Yes, Obama thought of us and journalists as "adversaries", a label the Trump shit show happily went with.

     The Executive Branch can't defend itself against COVID-19.
     The House can't defend itself against COVID-19.
     The Senate can't defend itself against COVID-19.
     The US Navy can't defend itself against COVID-19.
     This government is falling like dominoes.

     "The patent monopoly means that we are paying Moderna twice. We first picked up the tab for the research and the testing and now we are giving the company a patent monopoly so that it can charge people around the world as much as it wants for the vaccine."

     Your co-Karen o' the day.

     If election integrity is the states' job, then why do we have an FEC?

     The Lincoln Project's new release isn't a short one minute ad but a six and a half minute-long short film starring Stephen Root. It's about a Republican that wakes up after a three and a half year-long coma and hears about what's been going on with the Trump administration since the car crash.

     Schadenfreude: 100% loaded.

     Republicans, start your screaming.

     Another co-Karen o' the day.

     Blithering fucking idiot.

    Trump's vaccine czar just picked his own "former" company for a $2.1 billion contract, in which he still holds millions worth of stock.

     "Negligent homicide" is a pretty fair and accurate way to put it.

    You'd think there would be a red line beyond which Republicans (and Blue Dog Democrats) would cut their campaign contributors loose and apply a tourniquet on this heavily bleeding economy. But not if they belong to a death cult. They don't seem to care about reelection, the nation's physical or economic health or anything else except hurting the working class people they have historically loathed and despised.

     "Did you molest an underage girl like me?"
     "You're hired."

     Sure you did, asshole. That's why minorities love you so much, right?

     Now even Trump supporters can say with absolute veracity, "Donald Trump makes me sick."

     Your co-Brad o' the day, Bible-banging edition.

     "It is terrifying to have a president who is psychotic." Dr. Justin Frank

     RBG's out of the hospital. While Trump trailed behind G7 leaders in a golf cart in 2017, RBG heard SCOTUS oral arguments in her hospital bed while undergoing cancer treatment.

    It's not low income housing you have to worry about. It's racist slumlord scumbags like the Kushners and Trumps who buy and build them and bleed their tenants dry.

      Remember on Inauguration Day when Trump narcoleptically said, "I am going to be the president for all America"? Yeah, forget about that, That was bullshit. From Digby: "Trump believed the virus would only hit blue states, which would work out great. So he let tens of thousands die." And finally...

      Why, it's another Access Hollywood tape! In this episode, Donald Trump can't find his name in any polling place in NYC on Election Day 2004. That's because the future Russian Vice President was registered in Florida (albeit illegally, since Mar a Lago is designated as a resort, NOT a residence). Then Donnie Dumbo fills out an absentee ballot in New York state on camera, thereby committing the same violation he's screaming about now.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

The More Things Change...

There was the revenge taken in their hour of triumph by those who had in the past been arrogantly oppressed instead of wisely governed; there were the wicked resolutions taken by those who, particularly under the pressure of misfortune, wished to escape from their usual poverty and coveted the property of their neighbors; there were the savage and pitiless actions into which men were carried not so much for the sake of gain as because they were swept away into an internecine struggle by their ungovernable passions.
     Berlin, Germany in 1933? Trump's America in 2016? Nope, this was written by Thucydides on the outbreak of civil war on the island of Corcyra in 427 BC in the third book of his History of the Peloponnesian War. He mentioned the funeral oration of Pericles in which the great Greek general and orator extolled Athenian values, which included the ancient world's equivalent of law and order. We've been hearing a lot of that these days, haven't we?
     The first summer after Pericles' famous funeral speech, Athens was afflicted by a plague that partnered with the civil war that roiled ancient Greece. Thucydides wasn't a prophet but he sure sounds like one now because he was a supreme example of the prized Greek characteristic of logical, clear-headed, scientific thinking.  
     Thucydides was so good at what he did because he was a master of understanding and delineating cause and effect He understood even back in the fifth century BC what made people do what they do. He couldn't have possibly anticipated Caesar, Napoleon, Hitler and Trump yet circumstantially, he had by carefully cataloguing the effects that history had on the people swept up in it and predicting it would happen again and again. As Thucydides said of his own book,
It will be enough for me… if these words of mine are judged useful by those who want to understand clearly the events which happened in the past and which (human nature being what it is) will, at some time or other and in much the same ways, be repeated in the future. My work is not a piece of writing designed to meet the taste of an immediate public, but was done to last forever.
     Mission accomplished.

Gotham City Digest: Expanded edition

("I support my country 100% of the time and the government when it deserves it." -Mark Twain.)

    Yes, the Trump "administration" is so desperate, stupid and ignorant that they're actually asking a federal judge to overrule the Supreme Court.

      "Fauci's throwing out the first pitch, huh? Well, so am I! On the 15th!"
      Yankees: "?!"
      "On second thought, no I'm not."
      Yankees: "?!"

     Typhoid Mary didn't invent typhus, but she DID spread it. She will forever own that name.
     Trump did not create coronavirus but he DID allow it to spread. He will forever own this. It will be the albatross around his neck whether or not he likes it.

     We may be close to a vaccine. I'm cautiously optimistic but I'm also worried about the cost. The clinical trials thus far have been taxpayer-funded but Big Pharma has a long and nasty history of not caring about that when gouging the public.

     In calling the Russia investigation "bogus", Bill Barr is laughably, in his attempt to present himself as independent and impartial, echoing Trump's rhetoric about the probe.

      Which did it better?

     These fascist thugs, whether federal cops, mercs or (which is the likeliest case) both are using the same exact tactics as the equally fascist Israeli IDF in picking out then picking off the medics. True, the Israelis use live rounds and kill people but we're not far from that as they're firing tear gas canisters directly into the chests of medics. Yes, they're firing them like they're gigantic bullets and trying to take out the medics so the wounded can't get treated.
      If Portland was a battleground in a foreign land, these would be Geneva Convention human rights violations and the perpetrators harshly sanctioned.

     Another example of Trump's storm troopers bringing peace, law and order to Portland.

     Thanks to Bill Barr & Gym Jordan, the right wing circus has come back to DC.

     Your co-Brads o' the day.

     Maybe someone should've told Barr about this during his shitshow testimony on Tuesday.

     Your co-Brad o' the day.

     Guess who just got a 12 hour time out from Twitter for pushing COVID-19 conspiracy theories? This douchebag.

     Cartoon intermission.

    At times, stories thousands of years-old get retold and sometimes, they're imitated in life. Take Trump and his daughter Ivanka, a modern-day Oedipus and Antigone. Antigone completely gave herself over to her tyrannical father regardless of his many flaws. Yet in the plays, Oedipus had a Greek Chorus to tell him where he was going wrong and what was to happen. Yet in this retelling, Oedipus is insulated from the Chorus or he calls it "fake news."
     BLM, Never-Trumpers and the voters at large are the Chorus.

     Three men set the planet on fire in late May 2020. One was George Floyd, who was murdered by the second one, Derek Chauvin.
     The third was "Umbrella Man", who's been identified as a white supremacist and member of the Hell's Angels and Aryan Cowboys motorcycle ganqs. Police know who he is. Here's the video of him vandalizing the Auto Zone that was torched.
     Despite this evidence, the police haven't released his name and that's because they haven't charged him.
     Why not?

     No comment.

     This illegal bullshit has Bill Barr's greasy fingerprints smeared all over it.

     See, I knew there had to be some give and take between these lunatics.

   Then please stop calling them "progressives." They're right wing, Republican REgressives. Medicare has a 3% operating budget. That alone makes it appealing to real progressives. (Tip o' the tinfoil hat to Constant Reader, CC.)

     Dear God but this man's a fucking moron.

     Trumpie the Klown's campaign slogan ought to be, "An AR-15 in every pair of white suburban hands."

     Auf Wiedersehen Deutschland. I suppose the only thing left for him to do after this is to leave NATO and accept the Order of Lenin.

     Another Brad o' the day.

     Facts are stubborn things. Luckily, the GOP always finds inner reserves of strength to resist them regardless of national strife.

     Because he didn't want to be seen as a "pro Trump ideologue"?!

   At 26 minutes into this video, Trumpie the Klown abruptly and cravenly terminates a press conference when CNN’s Kaitlan Collins pressed him about the quack whose video he retweeted, the one that got Half Scoop suspended on Twitter.

     Gee, I can't imagine how Susan Collins wound up on the Lincoln Project's radar screen.

     So, the Russian Vice President finally admitted on the record that he refused to raise the issues of the bounties on US troops in Afghanistan with his boss Putin.
     But Axios' Jonathan Swan said that was the least shocking part of his interview.

   So, Trump had a telerally with Iowa Tuesday night and he expanded on his white suburbia dog whistling this afternoon.

     Now Trump's walking like a pirate and dragging and swinging his right leg.

     As much as I dislike and always will dislike Obama and his right wing, neolib policies and fiddle fucking with this election, it's still literally impossible to imagine this being broached during his tenure. Demons and semen from aliens?

     Trump's plan to embed thugs in Portland's streets has been such a disaster, Oregon officials and Mike Pence have been working behind his back to get them out.

     “This is policing 101. What those officers did was textbook.” And that's exactly the problem- It IS textbook to pull guns on innocent, pregnant black women and making an assumption of guilt until innocence is proven because of the color of someone's skin.

     Yet another co-Brad o' the day.

     "Jake, thank you for letting our office know Louie tested positive for the Coronavirus. When you write your story, can you include the fact that Louie requires full staff to be in the office, including three interns, so that ‘we could be an example to America on how to open up safely.’ When probing the office, you might want to ask how often were people berated for wearing masks." Republican staffer of Rep. Louie Gohmert to Politico.

     The Democrat Party gets rid of more carbon emissions by 2:30 than Republicans do all year.

     (huff, puff, fume) People are intolerant of my intolerance of safety guidelines. STFU, you right wing snowflake. And finally...

     "Congressman COVID"? Freudian slip?

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Good Times at Gotham City

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Good Times at Gotham City

Gotham City Digest

("The trick is to start with the edge pieces, then do the other two.")

    Every once in a while, I'll see a recycled article on Pocket from Mental Floss or some other site and I'll read one that's eminently share-worthy. This time, it's the story of pirate queen Grace O'Malley.

    Basically, they all devolved on urban war game scenarios. Every one without fail involved street violence. Between November and January, the streets will be choked with burning Racal scooters and pork rinds.

    Happy Hour Larry was on Jake Tapper's show this morning and when Tapper reminded him, “We’ve had more than four days of a thousand deaths,” Larry actually said, "“Don’t forget, in the package, we’re talking about a $1,200 assistance check.”
     Which would cover maybe one sixth the cost of a decent funeral.

     Meanwhile, elsewhere in the Sunday flea circus, Mark Meadows says that Trump couldn't control the spread of infection. That's the guy who's still blaming Obama for two Ebola deaths six years ago.

     Hey, lookit his African American over there.

     There is no depth to which right wingers won't sink in the interests of party primacy.

     Even Regis Philbin's death is all about him.

    The last surviving cast member of GONE WITH THE WIND, two time Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland has passed away.

     A BLM protester was shot and killed last night in Austin, TX. Considering all you screaming right wing nutters who showed up in Lansing & other state capitals carrying AK47 & AR 15 assault rifles, I don't want to hear any shit from right wingers pissing & moaning about meanie lib'ruls with their guns. The 2nd Amendment applies to all, no?

   We send more people to the Pearly Gates by noon than the entire GOP does in a year. Can we have a Hallelujah?!

    It's not because they don't want to work, you dumb ass, it's because they don't want to get sick and die. He essentially called them grifters. And in the REAL world, it doesn't work that way. You don't go to work, you essentially quit your job. You quit your job, you lose your unemployment benefits. I'd think that would be so simple to understand, even a Republican could grasp it.
    Keep in mind, this is a guy whose party's led by a guy worth over $25,000,000 with over 400 House bills collecting dust on his desk for which he refuses to bring to a vote during the 100 days of the year they actually work.

     Internal GOP polling shows Biden winning in Texas.

    An Ohio voter was asked if he thought Trump could lead us out of this pandemic. He burst out laughing.

    Trump put on his big boy pants for a few minutes and the media cheered him fulsomely. This is how low we've set the bar.

     So, here's what happened in Louisville last night- At an anti-police brutality protest, the heavily-armed Not Fucking Around Coalition had a gun fight with right wing 3 Percenters. Three black militia members were shot and injured while police stood by because, WHITE. When one black protester tried to cross the No Man's Land the police set up to separate the factions, HE was arrested.
      This is why they protest. This is why they bring guns. THIS is why they shoot back.

      Trump's basically slammed on the brakes after he went over the cliff like a comb-overed Wile E. Coyote.

     Meme intermission.

    I guess, after playing catch with Mariano Rivera a few days ago, he realized he was unable to throw a pitch as good as Dr. Fauci's.

     OK, this was classy.

     So, how's that honeymoon going, kids?

     Jennifer Rubin completely lays out Trump for his lifelong cowardice.

     If you're confused as to why a psychopath like Louis Gohmert remains in Congress year after year, look no further than his homicidal hillbilly voters.

     Your Brad o' the day.

     And your co-Brad o' the day.

     Here are some possible ways to protect yourself from eviction since the moratorium expired last Friday.

     Maj. Adam DeMarco, a National Guard Commander and war veteran, will testify before Congress tomorrow. In his opening statements, he will contradict Bill Barr's account of what happened at St. John's on June 1st.

     The ‘perfect storm’ is shaping up to be ‘a tsunami’.

     I was never, ever onboard with Bush creating the DHS. Yet, at least in theory, its mission was to protect the American people. Trump's former DoD spokesman just wrote and posted a lengthy analysis proving Trump has misused DHS and violated the public trust by perverting its mission and using it against the American people.

     The Asian bus driver asked them to wear masks, so they beat him with a baseball bat. The little psycho punks are still on the loose.

     Now John Bolton's successor had COVID-19. This whole fucking administration is toppling like ten pins.

    I have always hated temp agencies, especially since 2000 when everything changed and they allowed their clients to get involved in the hiring process by pre-screening applicants through their resumes. So it doesn't surprise me that these scumbag, sleazeball outfits are double-dipping at the federal trough.

     Before Dr. Mary Trump, there was Dr. Bandy Lee.

    Impeachment lawyer Norm Eisen shredded Robert Mueller’s investigation, as well he should have. The OLC guideline against indicting a sitting president is just that- a guideline. It's not settled law yet Mueller kept acting as if it were.

     "Wear a bicycle helmet or I'll throw you on the tarmac and crack your skull!"

     At this point, the cancel culture in the White House is so rampant, about the only things he's not canceling are his "executive time" watching junk TV, Twitter rants and golf outings.

      What the FUCK is the matter with these 1% assholes? Are they really trying to kill us all?

      Floral arrangement on the Titanic.

     I don't appreciate his idiotic, ignorant comments about Antifa but he nails the tone of what would've been the GOP national convention.

    Trump finally showed some consideration for once in his worthless, sociopathic life and left Washington yesterday. Congressman John Lewis is currently lying in state in the US Capitol. Just on a historical note: If this was 1965 again, Trump would've applauded the police brutality showered on Rep. John Lewis on the Edmund Pettus Bridge and Trump would've called him a "criminal."
      I can just imagine how his speech would've gone:
     "Yeah, Elijah Cum... Er, John Lewis, they all look alike to me, represented Georgia, a great state, by the way, I won it in 2016 when I beat Crooked Hillary by over 5 points. I love the poorly educated and so does Betsy, my great Education Secretary. Anyway, John got his head cracked by the brave law enforcement of Alabama by doing what he thought at the time was a good idea and we're seeing the same thing now in Portland and Chicago, which is a crime-infested rat's nest, lemme tell ya. But he knew what he signed up for. How a guy with a criminal record got elected to Congress is anybody's guess but..."

     Even less than 100 days before the election, with two dozen of them up for re-election and many of them sure to go down in flames, the GOP STILL can't stop acting like assholes. It's like the Scorpion and the Frog. We're the frog, in rapidly boiling water, and they're the scorpion and can't resist acting out their natures. And finally...

     Florida Man, the world's worst but richest superhero.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Interview With Eileen Thornton

     August’s Author of the Month skips across the pond for a spot of tea and perhaps a scone or two to chat with British mystery novelist, Eileen Thornton.

15) Eileen, you’ve established a reputation for yourself in the cozy mystery community in a relative short space of time with your Agnes Lockwood mysteries as well as your standalones. What led to your decision to become an author?

     When I retired, I felt the need to do something which would keep my mind active. But first, I needed to finish the Open University course, which I had started while still working. Thankfully, at the end of the course, I achieved a BSc (Hons). Then, looking for something else to do, I decided to try my hand at writing after seeing an advert for The Writers Bureau.
     Writing had never been my forte. When writing essays at school, I usually put everything I wanted to say into a couple of paragraphs. However, while at the Open University, I quickly learned that the tutors expected much more detail when writing my assignments.
     Once I started the course with The Writers Bureau, I began writing articles for national magazines, shortly followed by short stories. It was then that I decided to move on to writing novels.

14) You’d mentioned in passing on your blog that your old writing teacher wouldn’t have predicted you’d ever be a writer and you hinted that, at least then, writing never came easily for you. What’s the most difficult aspect of our craft you?

     That would be panning out the story. Writing short stories helped me overcome this problem. As with all my writing, I tend to make up the story as I go along. When writing short stories, I used to think of what the last line could be and then I would make up the rest of the story around that. In most cases that last line, would be the title. There were times when I got so carried away that I had too many words and had to cut them down to fit in with the limit allowed by the magazine.

13) In a paragraph or two, describe Agnes Lockwood for us. What drives her to solve mysteries, what are her strengths and weaknesses?

     Agnes is a determined woman. I am sure that the readers will have picked that up from the start. One of her strong points is that she doesn’t mince her words; she says exactly what she thinks and doesn’t take fools gladly. But at the same time, she is kind and thoughtful to others and ready to help anyone in trouble.
     Agnes had always been a fan of Agatha Christie and loved reading about Miss Marple. Therefore, when jewellery started to go missing at the hotel Agnes was staying in on Tyneside, she couldn’t resist poking her nose in.

12) For the folks across the pond, give us a brief overview of Tyneside. How do you avoid the dreaded Cabot Cove Syndrome that Cathy Ace had once mentioned to me?

     The River Tyne runs between Newcastle and Gateshead in North East England. Therefore the area, stretching all the way down to the coast, is known as, Tyneside. The quayside, which Agnes adores, was once a beehive of industry. Giant cranes and other such equipment filled the docks. Today, that has all gone with restaurants and clubs having taken over. In a way, it is sad that all the traditional heavy industries have gone, but on the other hand the quayside is now much cleaner and a pleasant place to visit. Concerts etc. are held in The Sage, a comparatively new building, while the old Baltic Flour Mill has been given a new lease of life as the Baltic Art Gallery.
     As for the Cabot Cove Syndrome, I must admit that I haven’t given it too much thought. Maybe when have written a few more Agnes Lockwood novels, I’ll need to have a rethink.

11) While you were growing up, who were your favorite authors and who are they now? Which ones were the biggest influences?

     As a child, I loved reading Enid Blyton’s books. Five go to Smugglers Top was the first one. I loved reading about what the Famous Five got up to. I also enjoyed her Malory Towers books. Today, I enjoy C J Sansom’s Shardlake novels. I have also read a number of books by Jeffrey Archer and Steven King. But I must admit I don’t have any favourite authors. I choose a book for the content, not necessarily because of who wrote it.

10) Plotter or pantser or plantser?

     Definitely a panster, I never plan anything in advance. As I said earlier, I simply sit down and start to write. Perhaps if I really gave it some thought, I would be able to write my books faster. At least I would know where it was going from the moment I started to type. But I have never been able to do that.

9) What elements in mystery fiction do you see changing with the times and which do you think will remain eternal?

     I can’t really see many changes taking place. Surely a mystery novel must have Characters, a devious plot, a big problem to solve and, of course, there must be a solution at the end.

8) As previously stated the Agnes Lockwood series has attracted a healthy following and for good reason, as they’re quite well-written. Are there any plans for another series or will Tyneside suffice for now?

     I am planning to stick with Tyneside for the time being. It is an area I know well as it is where I was born and grew up. I am working on another in the series at the moment.

7) You’ve also written a mainstream thriller (The Trojan Project) as well as a romance (Only Twelve Days). Are there any other genres to which you’d like to try your hand or any you would never touch?

     I might decide to write another romance at some point. But I have no idea when that will be. I tend to take each day as it comes. I don’t plan too far ahead these days.

6) Describe your typical writing day (if there’s any such thing during the pandemic). Do you write exclusively in notebooks, on the laptop or both? What are your daily words goals, if any?

     Oh, how I would love to say I have a daily words goal. But that is not the case. As I mentioned earlier, I don’t plan my novels in advance. I simply sit down at the laptop and start writing. But then, the next day, I find something I wrote previously which I am unhappy about, so I have to re-write it. Only then can I continue from where I left off.

5) Speaking of the coronavirus, has having your activity restricted had any effect on your writing? If yes, how so?

     No, the coronavirus hasn’t really restricted my activities. My husband has several health issues. Therefore we don’t go far anyway. Though I admit, the fact we can’t go anywhere at all even if we wanted to can be frustrating.

4) What did you do for work before you decided to write full time?

     Before I retired, I worked for the National Health Service as a higher clerical officer.

3) What advice would you have for a novice novelist of any age?

     Truthfully, I am not the best person to pass on advice to a budding novelist. However, I would suggest that they didn’t copy me by not planning the story ahead. I think that’s about all could say.

2) What’s a fact about yourself that only few would know?

     I don’t think there’s anything about me that people don’t know. I tend to be quite open about myself.

1) What’s next on the horizon for Eileen Thornton?

     I have no idea what is ahead. I hope I can continue with my writing for some time yet. However, if it had anything to do with me, I would love to see Agnes Lockwood in a movie, or even a TV series. Ah well, I can but hope.

If you’re interested in learning more about Eileen, then please avail yourself of the handy links provided below.

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  • Towle Road.
  • Avedon's Sideshow (the new site).
  • At Largely, Larisa Alexandrovna's place.
  • The Daily Howler.
  • The DCist.
  • Greg Palast.
  • Jon Swift. RIP, Al.
  • God is For Suckers.
  • The Rude Pundit.
  • Driftglass.
  • Newshounds.
  • William Grigg, a great find.
  • Brad Blog.
  • Down With Tyranny!, Howie Klein's blog.
  • Wayne's World. Party time! Excellent!
  • Busted Knuckles, aka Ornery Bastard.
  • Mills River Progressive.
  • Right Wing Watch.
  • Earthbond Misfit.
  • Anosognosia.
  • Echidne of the Snakes.
  • They Gave Us a Republic.
  • The Gawker.
  • Outtake Online, Emmy-winner Charlotte Robinson's site.
  • Skippy, the Bush Kangaroo
  • No More Mr. Nice Blog.
  • Head On Radio Network, Bob Kincaid.
  • Spocko's Brain.
  • Pandagon.
  • Slackivist.
  • WTF Is It Now?
  • No Blood For Hubris.
  • Lydia Cornell, a very smart and accomplished lady.
  • Roger Ailes (the good one.)
  • BlondeSense.
  • The Smirking Chimp.
  • Hammer of the Blogs.
  • Vast Left Wing Conspiracy.
  • Argville.
  • Existentialist Cowboy.
  • The Progressive.
  • The Nation.
  • Mother Jones.
  • Vanity Fair.
  • Citizens For Legitimate Government.
  • News Finder.
  • Indy Media Center.
  • Lexis News.
  • Military Religious Freedom.
  • McClatchy Newspapers.
  • The New Yorker.
  • Bloggingheads TV, political vlogging.
  • Find, the next-best thing to Nexis.
  • Altweeklies, for the news you won't get just anywhere.
  • The Smirking Chimp
  • Don Emmerich's Peace Blog
  • Wikileaks.
  • The Peoples' Voice.
  • CIA World Fact Book.
  • IP address locator.
  • Tom Tomorrow's hilarious strip.
  • Babelfish, an instant, online translator. I love to translate Ann Coulter's site into German.
  • Newsmeat: Find out who's donating to whom.
  • Wikipedia.
  • Uncyclopedia.
  • Icasualties
  • Free Press
  • YouTube
  • The Bone Bridge.
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